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Charges dropped in Rochester bomb threats

Kyle Miller
Kyle Miller

Police scoured the city in February looking for explosives.

Posted: Oct 29, 2018 5:21 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Charges have been dismissed against the man who sparked a search for bombs across Rochester.

Kyle John Miller, 20 of Dodge Center, was arrested in February after authorities say he sent nearly every on-duty police officer searching for bombs and hazardous material at various locations. Police say what they found were metal containers with what appeared to be writing on them and an envelope, but what was inside was not dangerous.

The search began after Rochester police were called to the Generose Parking Ramp at St. Mary’s Hospital. Officers say they found Miller with what turned out to be a BB gun pointed at his head and claiming he placed explosives and other dangerous substances around the city.

Miller was charged with five counts of threats of violence but those charges were dismissed after a hearing on Monday. After considering the available evidence, a judge ruled that Miller was mentally ill and could not be held responsible for his actions.

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